Our Research

The School of the Arts & Media is distinguished by contemporary and interdisciplinary scholarship in the creative and performing arts and humanities. In the 2012 Excellence for Research in Australia Report our research in Performing Arts and Creative Writing; and Film, Television and Digital Media received the maximum score of five and was rated in the top category - outstanding performance well above world standard. These results cement our School as a national leader in these research fields.

We have an exceptional record of scholarly achievement in English Literature and Cultural Studies with academic staff comprising Australia Research Council Postdoctoral, Future and Professorial Fellows. We also have excellent results in the last Excellence in Research for Australia round. We were rated 5, well above international standards, for research output in specialist studies in Creative Arts, Writing and Film Studies.  

To find out more about our research areas visit our Subject Areas.

This group was established for the purpose of studying emotion and expression in music using continuous response methods (2004-2008).

SAM Cells are small cross disciplinary research groups that contribute directly to enhancing the School's outreach capacity and address aspects of the UNSW strategic plan. 

Awarded to a Doctoral or Masters graduate to either develop their thesis submission for book publication, or to develop a new area of research or creative practice on an approved topic. 

The Media Research Nodes are small clusters that include members from other Schools and Faculties. The Nodes are as follows: Digital Media (convened by Kath Albury); Transdisciplinary approaches to Media (convened by Andrew Murphie); Systemic Functional Linguistics (convened by Peter White); and Asian/Other media cultures (convened by Ramaswami Harindranath). 


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